Although David Stern's dream of having a world basketball tournament and bring an under-23 age-limit for Olympics basketball is out of the cards now, FIBA is still looking to add new things to the sport internationally.

According to USA Today, FIBA is looking to add a three-on-three basketball tournament for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Secretary-general Patrick Baumann said Saturday that his group planned to propose it to be played as early as the 2016 Rio Games.

Three-on-three, the game played in driveways, on playgrounds and around the country during the annual Gus Macker tournaments, debuted in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. FIBA wants to create a comprehensive ranking system that would determine the best three-on-three teams in the world. FIBA already has a three-on-three world tour and world championship, but Baumann welcomed all three-on-three tournaments, such as Gus Macker and Hoop It Up, into the fold as long as those tournaments adhered to FIBA rules, including the registration of players in a database to chart wins and losses.

"Like volleyball has beach volleyball, swimming has synchronized swimming, we want three-on-three to be part of it," Baumann said.

You know, I actually kind of like this idea. It would be really fun to watch. If I were to make a team right now, I would put LeBron James, Kevin Durant and probably Chris Paul all on one team. That would be nice.

What would your three-on-three team be?

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.


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